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Old 04-19-2007, 08:33 AM   #31
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--distribution for those films must have been a miracle--

Isn't it a relatively new phenomena that the vast majority of movie theaters are owned by large corporations? Back then I think there were more independents and smaller chains, so more opportunity to show something other than the usual mainstream crap. Now it's basically a cartel.
The Century chain of theatres was just bought out by Cinemark.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:49 PM   #32
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Love these! I remember collecting a few newspaper clipping myself. Being a bit younger mine were from the late 80's. I might have The Lost Boys, Friday the 13th Part 7 and Nightmare on Elm St 3 laying around somewhere. I'll have to dig them up and add to the mix here.

On a side note. I remember being about 4-5 years old and going to the drive in with my parents to see Alien and Prophecy. My Father was holding me in his arms while in line at the consession stand. At the end of the line near the register was a full size poster from the movie Zombi. I couldn't stop staring at it. Barely able to read, or maybe I asked my Pop I was able to understand the tag line "we are going to eat you."

It scared the hell out of me, and must have had a lasting impression on me. I DIDN'T watch that movie until 20 years later when I was 25. Still hate that fu*king Conquistador Zombie.

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Old 04-19-2007, 04:46 PM   #33
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My advice to anyone who loves this stuff: Go down to your local library and use the microfilm. Find out for yourself what played in your town back in the "good old days". You may be pleasantly surprised! You can even make copies to take home.

For instance, who would've thought that this ever played anywhere?

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Old 04-19-2007, 04:49 PM   #34
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Yes, please add your ads to this thread or link. Either! I rememeber seeing that ZOMBIE poster at the Drive-in...now THAT was an image to remember. Simplicity at its best - oddly the ads in the paper when the film was released featured a shot from the film (zombies in Dr. Maynard's building) rather than that badass Conquistador. Hence - I almost missed the release because I kept checking the paper for that headshot image.
I think my favorite is THE FUNHOUSE...oddly the newspaper deleted the drool from the monster's mouth as opposed to the poster art that lit up my black little heart when I first saw it.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:11 PM   #35
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Here's another cool double bill from 1970:

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Old 04-19-2007, 05:17 PM   #36
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great stuff wago70, thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:13 PM   #37
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I will have to do some searching when I have time, but somewhere online there is a forum in which someone has posted a bunch of TV Guide ads for movies appearing on television...I know it's not quite the same as what this thread is discussing, but they're very cool little ads, and they have a lot of horror movies...Plus, they have a bunch of ads for the made-for-tv horror films that so many of us seem to like (myself, definitely) like "Cat Creature", "Don't be Afraid of the Dark" etc.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:35 PM   #38
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I will have to do some searching when I have time, but somewhere online there is a forum in which someone has posted a bunch of TV Guide ads for movies appearing on television...I know it's not quite the same as what this thread is discussing, but they're very cool little ads, and they have a lot of horror movies...Plus, they have a bunch of ads for the made-for-tv horror films that so many of us seem to like (myself, definitely) like "Cat Creature", "Don't be Afraid of the Dark" etc.
I believe you're talking about this:

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/TV%20Guide/430movielogo.htm
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:28 AM   #39
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Double Massacre in June of '82:



Is this coming to DVD????:



Double Feature from '85 and a CLASSIC from '83:

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Old 04-20-2007, 06:50 AM   #40
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June 1981



Summer 1982



March 1981:

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:18 AM   #41
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Wow, this thread is bringing back SO many memories. I used to have a ton of these ads clipped out, but like some others here, I eventually lost them.

I had a humongous half-page ad of that Superstition artwork, which was really cool at the time since Superstition was released unrated and had that dangerous, underground "You can't handle this!" vibe going for it.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #42
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I used to have a ton of these ads clipped out, but like some others here, I eventually lost them.

I had a humongous half-page ad of that Superstition artwork
Those releases were great - released with no anticipation, fanfare and they'd only last a week...maybe two. You had to be quick if you wanted to see them. I have yet to see "Superstition"...
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What are the chances we'll get this art for the DVD?




I'm waiting for this one to arrive on DVD in remastered form:

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Old 04-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #44
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What are the chances we'll get this art for the DVD?




I'm waiting for this one to arrive on DVD in remastered form:

I remember regularly seeing Funeral Home in the small mom & pop video stores years ago. Didn't that come in one of those huge oversized vhs boxes? I seem to remember a company called Paragon?
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Two Paragon versions, actually (hehehehe) - one regular size box (as I have) and the oversized one issued later, me thinks.
I loved the VHS box because they colored the artwork PERFECTLY. The one sheet is disappointing because it's all one color (light blue !) and looks more like a pencil drawing.
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